Green Island tours

Spend a full day exploring beautiful Green Island, a 45-minute boat trip from Cairns.

Plan your day to Green Island

Green Island day trip has several daily departures. Choose the one that suits you best.

White sandy beaches surround the Island with an interior of tropical rainforest on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

While you are on Green Island, you may snorkel on the spectacular coral reefs and take a glass-bottom boat tour. Then relax on the pristine white sandy beach.

Green Island offers various activities to discover and is ideal for non-swimmers.

About Green Island tours

While you are on the Island, you can stroll through the tropical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel.

There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island. Start with a snorkel excursion and then walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

While you are on the Island, there are several places to enjoy lunch, snacks and coffee.

Where is Green Island?

Green Island is approximately 45 minutes northeast of Cairns. This National park is home to over 120 native plant species and also 55 species of birdlife. Coral Gardens and an abundance of marine life surround the Island.

Next, click here to visit the outer Barrier Reef, Reef Experience.


  • White Sandy beaches to build sandcastles
  • Deck Chairs to work on your suntan
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Snorkelling
  • Tropical Island Getaway
  • Green Sea Turtles are frequent visitors

You may choose your preferred departure times from Cairns and Green Island.

Travel time to Green Island Day Tour is approx. 45 minutes

Return transfers on board Great Adventures
Up to 7 hours on Green Island
Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
Self Guided Eco Island Walk
Use of day facilities (toilets, showers, pool etc)

Optional Activities:

– Introductory scuba diving
– Certified Scuba Diving (subject to availability on the day)
– Snorkel boat trips
– Seawalker Helmet Diving
– Parasailing
– Beach Hire: Canoeing, windsurfing, beach volleyball
– Scenic helicopter flights
– Marineland Melanesia
All tour prices are quoted from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs and underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases

Green Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes before departure.

Green Island Tour transfers via comfortable catamaran.

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker


The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates scuba diving, and operators must comply with all regulations.

Please complete our scuba dive medical questionnaire as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from diving.

Can I go Diving?

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],


Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last di for multiple dives.

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Green Island Tours Tours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm


8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30 pm